Youth Dialogue (청춘정담)

Schematic Design_ Axonometric Drawing

Schematic Design_Axonometric Drawing

Bauhaus color rendering reference by  Joost Schmidt_Mechanical Stage Design

Bauhaus color rendering reference by Joost Schmidt_Mechanical Stage Design



Youth Dialogue (청춘정담)

"Youth Dialogue" is a theater play by college students to bring the reminiscent vibe of the Korean society in the early 2000s. It's about naive young couples' dialogue of love and struggle. I was asked to design the temporal stage for the play with an extremely tight budget (under $800 construction cost including materials, tools, and labors) and time (two days of construction period). The stage has to be light and easy to assemble and disassemble without damaging the current site. Under these circumstances; choosing materials and the way to construct the set was a critical challenge. HDPE(High-Density Polyethylene) boxes and O.S.B. (Oriented-Strand-Board) panels were selected to solve these problems. These are cheap, durable, and recyclable, which is suitable to construct something for the temporal usage.

The colors also have to represent the millennium's retro-timeline of the play to emphasize the storyline. I took the Bauhaus color rendering as a reference by Joost Schmidt's "mechanical stage design" for the study. The colors are bold and representative and just work as a good indicator of how the play unfolds with the circulations of the space.

Besides, the furniture has to be multi-functional for the play. It's constructed with the same materials but works as a bench or a table just by flipping it around.


Client: Konkuk University Colleage of Art&Design
Designers: Dunsol Ko
Materials: O.S.B. Panel, HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Floor Area: 600 sqf
Usage: Theater Space (Temporary)
Construction: Dunsol Ko, Chris Yoon
Completion: 09/24/2019
Photo: Dunsol Ko